A detail from We Will Rise Again.
In 2005, shortly after Hurricane Katrina and the federal floods, the late artist George Rodrigue produced a "Blue Dog" painting showing the familiar canine with a red cross on its chest, floating on an American flag in a sea of water. Sales from that silkscreen print, We Will Rise Again
, raised $700,000 for disaster relief, according to the George Rodrigue Foundation of the Arts (GRFA).
Today the GRFA and the Rodrigue family announced it will be re-releasing We Will Rise Again
in a 2017 edition, with sales going to schools in Texas and Louisiana that have been damaged by Hurricane Harvey.
"We Will Rise Again
shows the American flag covered with water," Rodrigue explained in 2005. "The blue dog is partly submerged, and its eyes, normally yellow, are red with a broken heart. Like a ship's SOS, the red cross on the dog's chest calls out for help."
The 27"x18" silkscreen prints will sell for $500. To learn more, visit the Rodrigue Foundation website